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Sony Pictures TV launches non-scripted label

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched a UK-based non-scripted label, to be led by producer and director Alan Brown. Based out of SPT’s London office, Human aims to create international content ...
January 19, 2018

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched a UK-based non-scripted label, to be led by producer and director Alan Brown.

Based out of SPT’s London office, Human aims to create international content based on existing IP and that of the broader Sony family. It will also develop its own factual entertainment formats.

Most recently, Brown worked at indie media group Twofour and NBC Universal, where he ran their Chocolate label, creating series for the UK and The Manners of Downton Abbey for PBS. He also worked at UK prodcos such as the BBC, ITV and Talkback.

Brown’s production, development and commissioning credits include The Apprentice, The Restaurant and Honey, We’re Killing the Kids. The executive hasoverseen a range of documentaries, including I Love 80s. He has received nominations from the RTS, BAFTA, Grierson and Golden Rose.

Human reports to Wayne Garvie, president of SPT International Production.

“Non-scripted content — whether documentaries or entertainment formats — is a key part of our overall content strategy,” said Garvie, in a statement. ”Within the Sony group we have multiple sources of intellectual property, many stories to tell; Alan will help us unlock this potential through the Human label”.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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